Cave Bear, 2021. Charcoal and gesso on cartridge paper. Framed in varnished obeche. 30 x 40 x 4 cm.

Price: £500

With these artworks I begin creating an initial image of an animal and try to capture a true to life realism of the particular species rendered in charcoal. When I am happy with the initial drawing I then begin layering fine line drawings in chalk over the top that show how the animal is understood by humanity and also how humanity effects the animal. The  layering of imagery across the surface functions like a screen that we are seeing the animal through, revealing how it is loved, feared, worshiped and also demonized by mankind. This imagery shows the ecological challenges that these species face and that require our attention in order to avoid their extinction.

Cave Bear, 2021. Charcoal on cartridge paper. 30 x 40 x 4 cm.